Working at PDC

Open positions at PDC

Click here  for current open positions at PDC or see the KTH job pages . If you would like to work at PDC but there are no positions currently open that match your interests, please contact one of the following people and explain what you are interested in doing.

Patrick is the Acting Director of PDC from 1 March 2020 until a new director is appointed.

Why work at PDC?

If you are interested in high performance computing, and particularly in combining one or more of the natural sciences or engineering fields with computationally intensive simulation and modelling, then PDC may be just the place for you. We have one of the fastest supercomputers for academic research in the Nordic countries and our mission is to help other people to do their research more effectively on our supercomputing and storage resources.

Many of our jobs are more geared towards people who prefer to focus on assisting other people in their research and not so much on doing research themselves. However a research background is highly appreciated (and is required in some positions), and staff are encouraged to do some research so as to keep up with the developments in their area of expertise and to collaborate with other researchers in their field.

If you like tinkering with large Linux clusters, then we also have jobs that centre around installing and maintaining our systems so they run without interruption. So, if you think it would be interesting to work with one of the largest supercomputers in Sweden and contribute to some of the best high performance computing research in Sweden while doing a wide variety of job tasks, then check out our open positions  or contact PDC directly.

In terms of general characteristics, we are looking for people who can work comfortably using English, who have a good senses of humour and who are the type of responsible, self-motivated people who enjoy a flexible workplace.

On the practical side of things, PDC is located close to the centre of Stockholm (so it is easily accessible by public transport) yet it is right next to the world's first national urban park - so PDC is ideally located whether you like taking lunch time walks in nature, or eating out in town.

As long as you speak English reasonably well, there is no need to speak Swedish to be employed at PDC (although there are options to attend Swedish courses) - so people from other countries are most welcome to apply. As a matter of fact, most of our staff members at PDC are from abroad. Most people in Stockholm speak English so you can live in Stockholm without needing to know any Swedish in order to manage daily living, and, for those with children, there are a range of schools based on different languages (such as English, French and German).